How Can A Flood Damage Your Home

To understand how flooding can damage your home, you need to know about six important characteristics: depth/, flow velocity, frequency, rates of rise and fall, , and debris impact. Most of these characteristics apply to both riverine and coastal flooding, and they can vary – sometimes greatly – from one place to another. The flood conditions at a particular , such as the location of your home, are determined largely by the combination of these characteristics. The articles in this series explain these characteristics and the effects they have on .